There is a technique that has been used by many generations of parents, but the latest research has shown it's dangerous for the baby's health.
This technique, known as "swaddling", is supposed to help calm the baby down. The main idea is that the tightly wrapped baby will feel safer if it is unable to move its arms and legs around.
The latest clinical research by International hip dysplasia institute, however, has shown results all parents need to know.
Swaddling can hinder the natural development of joints and tendons. Tight swaddling of legs in particular has negative effect on hip joints, which may result in the development of hip dysplasia.
When a baby is swaddled too tight, its joints are kept in an unnatural position. Here is how babies are meant to be kept in order for their joints to develop correctly.
And this is what happens to the joints when the baby is swaddled too tight.
This is why it is important to show parents the right way to swaddle their child. There are many swaddling techniques that work. For example, doctors recommend wrapping only the upper half of the baby's body while leaving the legs free.